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Hallelujah! TurboTax is Offering Free Federal AND State Returns This Year

Hallelujah! TurboTax is Offering Free Federal AND State Returns This Year

If you’ve got a simple tax return, you are in for some serious good news my friend: TurboTax just announced a new product, TurboTax Absolute Zero, which will let you file a federal 1040A or 1040EZ and a state return, for precisely $0. FREE. And no additional costs for claiming your earned income tax credit […]

Tax Tips for 18-25 Year-Olds

Last month, TurboTax did a series of tax tips for 18-25 year-olds called “These Aren’t Your Parents’ Taxes.” These tips are short, sweet, and to the point – and they may be helpful even if you’ve already filed your taxes for this year. So if you’re in that age bracket, give them a read: Education […]

Early Tax-Bird Special: Free TaxCut Premium

[Update: This giveaway is now closed, and the winners have been contacted and received their prizes. Thanks to all who entered!] If after my post on taxes yesterday, you’ve decided to mount up and file your taxes ASAP, I don’t blame you! In fact, I may even be able to help. The nice folks at […]

College Money Tip #6: Do Your Own Taxes

Hey, hey you! Yeah you, the one still letting your mom or dad do your taxes for you! Time to cut the apron strings, buddy, and do one of your most important financial tasks. This year, file your own damn taxes. I know, you don’t want to, and Mom or Dad is happy to do […]

Tax Considerations for Student Loan Interest

Each December, people get themselves into a tizzy, making some last minute moves to reduce their upcoming tax bill or increase their refund. This little game is called “tax avoidance” and it is the legal, wholesome brother of “tax evasion.” (Avoidance good! Evasion bad!) But those of us that are young and bright-eyed don’t have […]

Avoid Income Tax Without Calling Down the Wrath of the IRS

I don’t want to get political here, but I do want to point out something I came across that is very interesting. There is a group of war protestors who refuse to fund the war through their federal income taxes – so they’ve decided to stop paying those taxes. And they’ve figured out how to […]

Haven’t Done Your Taxes Yet?

Uh oh! Better hurry up there, sparky! But, if you haven’t done your taxes yet, there is a silver lining. My New Choice is holding a Reward for Tax Procrastinators giveaway, where one lucky winner will get a free copy of TaxCut Premium + State + Efile ($64.95 value). All you need to do is […]

Pay Taxes on Imaginary Money!

Oh man, the IRS is getting creative these days! They’ve noticed that MMORPGs (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games) have extremely intricate monetary systems, and they’re thinking of taxing those systems. Um… what? I can somewhat understand the move to tax Linden dollars, the currency in the game Second Life, which is the main topic […]

Taxes: Done!

I guess I can lightly glow with some amount of pride- I just finished my 2006 tax returns. I would have liked to do my taxes for free, and I probably could have, by e-filing my federal return, and then doing my state returns by hand and mailing them in. But I was a tad […]

Finally, I Can Do My Taxes!

The W2 from my summer job finally came in the mail today. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s more than a month and a half late, and and I’m still not really sure why. I’ve been trying to get this resolved for the past 2 months, and they just kept telling me they didn’t have […]